Climate Crisis

Climate Crisis

by Nigel Hawkes, Various Artists

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Global warming is a sobering topic for scientists of any age, but this book from the "Saving Our World" series makes educating youngsters on the subject a little easier. Four chapters lead the reader through an examination of the Earth's past and present climate, the greenhouse effect and global warming, and current phenomena such as "El Nino" and intense storm systems. The impact of human activity on the problem is also discussed. The book concludes by outlining possible solutions to the problem and leads readers to action steps that they can take now to help the situation. Bright, colorful photographs and drawings will attract visual learners, while bold captions and paragraph headings contribute to an organized, predictable layout. Clearly labeled diagrams complement the large, readable text. Two other features worth noting are the Talking Points, discussion topics which appear throughout the book, and the Look Back and Find section, where readers are questioned about their newfound knowledge and encouraged to search for more information. Hawkes, the science editor for The Times newspaper in London, does an admirable job of making intense subject matter interesting and understandable. An indispensable resource for the elementary and middle school science teacher. 2000, Millbrook Press/Copper Beech Books, Ages 8 to 12, $21.90. Reviewer: Sherry Philippus

Product Details

Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
Saving Our World Series
Product dimensions:
8.76(w) x 11.55(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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